TTC to honour Humboldt families by wearing hockey jerseys tomorrow

Apr 11 2018, 4:45 pm

In honour of the families and affected by the tragic bus crash that claimed the lives of 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in rural Saskatchewan, a group of Canadian hockey moms has launched a campaign for people to show their support.

The moms, who are from Langley, BC, organized a national “Jersey Day” for Thursday, April 12. They want people to wear a sports jersey, take a photo of themselves, and post it on social media with the hashtag #jerseysforhumboldt.

According to a Facebook page created for the event, over 5,000 people from across the country have said they will participate.

Here in Toronto, TTC employees will be allowed to participate in Jersey Day, so customers may see operators and station employees wearing team jerseys over their uniforms in support of the initiative.

In the event of an emergency, all employees will remove their jerseys so they are easily identifiable to customers and other staff.

Uniformed supervisors, as well as Special Constables and Fare Inspectors, will not participate in Jersey Day, wearing their uniforms as usual. They may, however, wear a green ribbon as a show of support.

To share your support, post a photo of your jersey on social media with the hashtag #JerseysForHumboldt.